Garlic & Lemon Dijon Grilled Shrimp

My favorite recipes are usually the ones where I say "this can hardly be called a recipe."  They are the recipes that I usually describe as quick, easy, healthy and festive.  To me, all food should have those elements.  Why make things difficult?  More importantly, why not have a little fun?

And yes, to me, a pile of grilled, delicious shrimp is fun!

Heres what you'll need:

  • 2 lbs large shrimp, peeled, deveined, tail-on
  • 2 lemons, 1 for juice and zest, 1 for garnish.
  • parsley, bunch, chopped for garnish
  • garlic, 1-2 cloves, minced or grated
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 splash Worcestershire sauce
  • salt & pepper
  • olive oil, about 2 tbsp

For the marinade:   Whisk the juice and zest of 1 lemon, garlic, mustard, Worcestershire, olive oil, salt & pepper in a bowl.   Taste for proper seasoning.

Pour over shrimp and toss, coating all.  Place in a large food storage bag and let marinate in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes. 

For the grill:   Using a slotted spoon, transfer marinated shrimp onto a grill pan (a pan with holes).  On high heat, cook shrimp for 8-10 minutes, turning as needed to avoid over browning.   Grill until shrimp are curled and opaque.

Garnish with squeeze of lemon, lemon wedges and chopped parsley.  

Have fun!

xo & a pinch